Popes have silenced theologians before. Pope John Paul certainly did. Think of Fr. Charles Curran who had his "title" of theologian stripped from him.
Bishops have been removed from their dioceses. Other punitive measures have taken place to silence bishops.
I know; I know; Archbishop Vigano has nuggets of truth, but he comes off to me as a raving lunatic, shooting from the hip and accusing all kinds of people of this, that and the other. I am sorry, but there has to be something seriously wrong with him. Or is it me; or is it I?
Abp. Viganò Invites Bishops and Priests to Fast, Recite Leo XIII’s Exorcism Prayer on Vigil of the Assumption
TO BISHOPS AND PRIESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
TO A DAY OF FASTING
AND THE RECITATION OF THE EXORCISM OF LEO XIII
ON THE VIGIL OF
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY INTO HEAVEN
In this moment of very serious spiritual and material crisis, in which the public Authorities support the plans of the New World Order and the Shepherds are silent accomplices in the face of the destruction of society and of the Church of Christ herself, it is our sacred duty to unite ourselves to the spiritual battle, aligning ourselves without hesitation under the banners of Christ our King and Mary our Queen.
The Lord has given to Bishops and Priests the power to cast out demons in His Name. Already on Holy Saturday of 2020 many of them welcomed my appeal [see here — CFN Ed.] with generosity and a supernatural spirit. Today I intend to renew this appeal. I ask, therefore, my venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and Priesthood to dedicate the Vigil of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary to prayer and fasting, and to reciting the Exorcismus in Satanam et angelos apostaticos of Leo XIII (Rituale Romanum, Tit. XII, Caput III), at the hour of 12 noon in Rome. This sacramental will be placed under the mantle of the most fearful Adversary of the infernal powers, so that the choral prayer of the Ministers of God will remove from the Church and the world the snares of the Enemy of mankind which today threaten society, families, individuals, and in a particular way the faithful of Christ.
The secularized world, and along with it not a few Shepherds, will be able to mock this appeal and the Exorcism itself, considering it the legacy of a past to be cancelled along with the Faith of our fathers. But we know well that, although we are unworthy sinners, a power has been given to us by Our Lord which terrorizes the Gates of Hell and its servants.
In the silence and fasting which prepares us for the Feast of the Assumption of the Queen of Heaven, let us invoke the Most Holy Virgin, terrible as an army set in battle array [Cant. 6:9], and Saint Michael the Archangel, the Patron of the Holy Church and Prince of the Heavenly Hosts.
+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop
12 August 2021
Sanctae Clarae Virginis